At this old-school spot, you could get your dusty pickup washed while munching on a taco or an omelet.
As El Paso tries to avoid a new COVID-19 wave, most Juárez residents can't travel into the States for the jab.
For those who hail from the COVID-19 hot spot, isolation from family this Thanksgiving and Christmas is especially painful.
The border city treated my family with care and invited us to find community there.
This San Elizario family business, which specializes in queso asadero, started in a home kitchen and now has fans around the country.
It was most likely the first Texas barbecue dispute to end up in court.
The El Paso native and celebrity chef is coming home in support of his new memoir, ‘Where I Come From.’
With just three weeks until his new album, ’Free Spirit,’ the singer from the city of the 915 played the songs that made him a star one last time.
El Paso’s favorite adopted son teams up with British superproducers Disclosure to preview his April album release.
Our state is accustomed to deference from Republican administrations—deference it has earned. Why are our Republican leaders letting him create our narrative?
The city's congresswoman says that Trump lied about the west Texas city during his state of the union speech.
Over the years, Texas Monthly’s most celebrated voices have written about the places that shaped them, from the Panhandle to the border. We revisit some of the classics.
Told through vignettes, 'Retablos,' a memoir by playwright Octavio Solis, depicts the myths and realities of a childhood along the border.
The pop star, forever from the city of the 915, releases his new EP.
Three large red letters caught my eye at a busy intersection in El Paso, and I knew I’d found the new home for Desert Oak Barbecue. “BBQ” is the only thing written above the door, but it stands out amid the strip center clutter. It’s a big step up from
The move by Sheriff Richard Wiles marks a growing chorus of local law enforcement across Texas that is critical of the federal family separation policy.
Last weekend, border agents turned away legal asylum-seekers on the U.S.-Mexico border. In a ‘Texas Monthly Reporter’ podcast, reporter Robert Moore discusses this tactic and its effect on those being turned away.
Diana Natalicio is believed to be the longest serving president of a public university in the country.
The film captures the lives of three student-athletes in El Paso and the dual nature of the U.S.–Mexico border.
After a short run of festival dates in 2012, the El Paso rock heroes return with new music and a world tour.
Back in April, I gave El Paso some tough love. I had tried and failed to find good barbecue there, and I wrote about my futile search in an article called “BBQ in Far West Texas? I’ll Paso.” With a headline like that, it’s no surprise that the piece resulted in
Reproductive Services will become the first shuttered clinic to reopen its doors after HB2, but its future is still unclear.
The music sharing service shows how little Dallas and Houston have in common, how Austin loves critical darlings, and how much Aggies love Aggies.
Neighborhoods in both Austin and El Paso have subdivisions with streets named after famous Olympians—including the 1976 Decathlon gold medalist who earned that medal when she went by the name “Bruce Jenner.” What do you do with those streets now that she’s living as Caitlyn?
“I can’t breathe.” Yet again.
More like the fun police, are we right?
On January 18, 1910, a newspaper advertisement for Watson’s Grocery included “Smoked Brisket Beef” for thirty cents per pound. It’s the earliest advertisement for smoked brisket that I have found in Texas, and it was in El Paso. With such a long history of smoking briskets you’d think they would
They’ve been smoking briskets over mesquite since Tony’s The Pit Bar-B-Q opened in 1958. Tony Vargas Sr. started the place, but according to Martha Vargas, it was her husband Tony Vargas Jr. that’s responsible for its most famous menu item – brisket hash. Mrs. Vargas recited the ingredient list without
Catholics who see the racy film may have to get on their knees afterward.
After the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the injunction issued by a lower court, access to abortion services in Texas are limited to a handful of clinics in just the four largest cities in the state. Is this the new normal?
The El Paso indie rockers bring their ringing guitars to a room stuffed with balloons.
The "Live Music Capital of the World" is also a live music venue cemetery. The University of Texas-area bar Hole in the Wall is an exception.
World Cup fever is spreading!